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Instant Pot Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
Calories 1938 kcal


  • Instant Pot


  • 1/2 small onion
  • 6 cups water or vegatable broth
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 2 sweet potatoes, small cubed
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 hand full fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  • Peel and cube the sweet potatoes.
  • Peel onion, cut it in half and add a toothpick thru one half of it to keep it from falling apart in the soup. It will get removed later.
  • Peel and crush garlic.
  • In the Instant Pot add the lentils, sweet potatoes, water, the half onion, garlic, cumin, and a pinch of salt. Put the lid on and cook on high for 15 minutes. Do a quick release once it's finished.
  • While it's cooking, prepare the cilantro oil by putting a big handful of cilantro leaves into the blender along with olive oil. Blend well until all coriander is very small. Scraping might be necessary mid-through.
  • Once soup is cooked, remove the half onion. Blend the remaining ingredients with an immersion blender or food processor and season to taste with more salt and pepper.
  • Serve in a bowl with a swirl of coriander oil and freshly ground pepper and fresh bread of your choice.


Original recipe: https://greenhealthycooking.com/red-lentil-sweet-potato-soup/


Calories: 1938kcalCarbohydrates: 314gProtein: 101gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 347mgPotassium: 5042mgFiber: 124gSugar: 29gVitamin A: 64401IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 392mgIron: 31mg
Keyword Instant Pot, Red Lentils, Soup, Sweet Potato
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